Skegness indoor bowlers felt the highs and lows of national competition at the weekend.
Playing the first round of the ladies’ Yetton Trophy against Scunthorpe, with two rinks at home and two away, it was a splendid 32 shots to 14 win for Skegness from the rink of Jean Veall, Val Huggins, Jackie McAlindon and Margaret Humphries, supported by Alice Salmon, Brenda Rice, Ann Ward and Gill Newman 19-16 winning at home.
That put Skegness with 87 shots to 80 through to the next round against Lincoln Ladies after the away rinks had kept the scores close with 20-28 and 16-22 cards.
Disappointed at losing in the Men’s Champion of Champions recently, John Mountain bounced back to win a first-round match in the National Over 60s Men’s Competition with 21 shots to 4 against top county bowler George Draper, of the Lincoln Indoor Bowls Club.
Skegness suffered a heavy defeat when meeting Lincoln Indoor in the mixed rinks National Egham Trophy.
Fielding several internationals Lincoln included former world indoor champion Billy Jackson amongst a team who proved too good for Skegness scoring 123 shots over the four rinks to the reply of 48 from Skegness.
Through to the next round of the County Men’s Singles after a close contest is Carl York, scoring 21 shots to Roy Rout’s 20.
Sue and Terry Walker met Louise Brooks and Rob Good in the Reeves Trophy heats and won 27-7.
Pete Rusher and Kevin Law took an early eleven shot lead in their Conroy Trophy game with Rob Rankin and Mac McAlindon to win 24-14.
Entering the East Lindsey Short Mat League for the first time Skegness IBC met Sutton Swallows at Sutton on Sea on Sunday Afternoon in what for Skegness was a learning curve as they lost on both rinks in a 6-0 defeat,
Playing on rink one was Mary Banks, Rob Good and Peter Hopkins and rink two were Frances Hopkins, Paul Goodger and John Sampson.
The same rinks met Burgh Le Marsh on Wednesday at Wainfleet Road when Skegness won on both rinks in a 6-0 points 48 shots to 28 victory.